Feel Fibretastic!

The Benefits Of A High-Fibre Diet

Fibre, also referred to as roughage, is fundamental for a healthy digestive system. As a Blue Band pillar, fibre is unique for a few reasons – it passes through the body without being broken down, it collects carcinogens and cholesterol, and it carries them out of your body as it leaves.

Fibre comes in two varieties:

This is fibre that does not dissolve in water and helps to prevent constipation. It is found in whole grains, wheat cereals, and fruit and vegetable skins.

Soluble fibre, unlike insoluble fibre, dissolves in water and helps to control blood sugar levels. It’s available in barley, oatmeal, beans and nuts, as well as fruits like apples, berries and pears.

Generally speaking the more natural your food is, the higher in fibre it will be and the better it will be for your health. Foods like multi-seed breads and bran muffins are high in natural fibres, and are made even tastier and more heart-healthy with a lovely layer of Blue Band Spread lathered over their surfaces.

Here a few examples of how fibre helps your health:

Fibre helps your body digest food successfully, prevents diarrhoea, and helps with constipation. It is fundamental to a healthy body.

Soluble fibre is the ideal addition to a heart-healthy diet. It has the ability to improve your cholesterol and reduce your risk of developing metabolic syndrome. Fibre can also lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, and help you shed excess abdomen weight.

Ground-breaking new research has suggested that a high-fibre diet can prevent colorectal cancer, although the evidence is not yet conclusive. But, in the past, high-fibre diets have been known to lower the chances of developing digestive system cancers.

High-fibre diets are a great way to improve your skin’s health, because they flush toxins out of your body.

References

1.    http://www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/1141.aspx?categoryid=51
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4.    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/11/25/9-fiber-health-benefits.aspx
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6.    http://www.webmd.boots.com/healthy-eating/guide/fibre-whole-body-benefits
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10.  http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/soluble_fiber_recipes_to_boost_immunity


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